Windows Error Code 0x80004005 is a common error that is displayed if Windows cannot download an update from the Microsoft Update Catalog. When this happens, you will also see the blue screen with the “Update failed” message.
Code 0x80004005 is a Windows update error that happens to be a critical error that stops other windows updates from installing to your machine. This Error Code 0x80004005 is commonly caused due to the .NET framework installation failure or Internet settings issues. The error message for windows updates error 0x80004005 shown below.
Disclaimers: Before you attempt to fix an issue with the windows update, we highly recommend you to take a registry backup and create a system restore point as a precaution method. In case if something goes wrong, we can restore your computer to the same stage and fix the issues. (In case if you not sure how to back it up, talk to an expert for assistance.)
This .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 won’t come with pre-installed. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, and must be separately enabled to run applications that depend on it. To enable the .NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel to avoid Error code 0x80004005.
Note: Make sure you have set correct Date and time on your computer, try to install pending updates through other available networks .Run windows update troubleshooter.
If the windows update error code 0x80004005 still exists, follow some more steps to fix the issue and install/upgrade/update your operating system.
System file scanning process is very simple to try while fixing issues with windows issues. Just follow these steps .
Open command prompt in admin mode, to do this Type CMD in windows start menu search and right click on CMD application to get through Run as admin option.
For most of serious issues, and to save your time the best way to fix this critical issues is restoring to good healthy partition. Before doing this stop the windows update services.
Open the command prompt as admin (Mentioned above in SFC scan process), Then instead of running SFC scannow command type this following command in the window.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
After some time your machine will be restored to good healthy state. Now you can start your windows updates as usual.
Microsoft has released several fix it tools/patches for most of the updates issues. Depends on your requirement choose a right fix it tool for your issue and run it on your machine. This will help you when there are simple issues like folder missing errors, permissions related issues.
In this method , we clean and re create the software distribution folder by deleting all temporary files in it.
(For IPv6 : 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844)
Follow this when you have less knowledge in windows technology about command prompts, files and registry fixing steps.
During installation you may encounter error 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f, in which case refer to .NET Framework 3.5 installation error: 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f. Note that these are possibly resolved by installing security update 3005628.